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Sky This Week - Thursday April 23 to Thursday April 30

21 Apr 2020, 13:50 UTC
Sky This Week - Thursday April 23 to Thursday April 30
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The New Moon is Thursday, April 23. Venus is prominent in the evening sky well after twilight. You may be able to see shadows cast by Venus. Venus is at it brightest on the 28th Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 26th and 27th. Four bright planets (just) are visible in the morning skies. Jupiter dominates the morning skies near Saturn and the pair are above Mars.Jupiter and Saturn are now rising before midnight, but are still best in the morning. An emu graces the evening sky.The New Moon is Thursday, April 23.Evening sky at 18:35 ACST on Sunday, April 26 (60 minutes after sunset) looking west as seen from Adelaide. Venus is prominent in the sky near the "V" shaped Hyades cluster. The thin crescent Moon is between the Hyades and Venus. The inset shows the telescope view of Venus.Venus is a distinct "crescent Moon" shape in even small telescopes. It will be interesting to image crescent Venus and The crescent Moon at this time. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia 60 minutes after sunset, click to embiggen.Morning sky at 6:00 am ACST facing east as seen from Adelaide on Saturday, April 25. The ...

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